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M-667 1903 Midwest Travel Diary

ABSTRACT: Manuscript diary describing travel through Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, and Illinois.

DATE: 1903

SCOPE: This manuscript diary contains detailed accounts of a traveler’s experiences in the Oklahoma Territory, Kansas, Nebraska, and Illinois. The entries include descriptions of the industries, politics, economies, and agricultural practices of various cities visited as well as his impressions of locals, including encounters with Native Americans in Oklahoma Territory. Several clippings and maps are pasted in, though the back section of the journal is left blank. The journal showcases the curiosity and fascination experienced by an individual traveler during a time of great transition in the Midwest and the developing American West.

EXTENT: Approximately 144 pages.

ACCESS: Due to the fragile nature of this collection, physical access may be restricted. Please contact the library for further information. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

PREFERRED CITATION: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."